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With the 12 October having been set as the release date for “Heathen”, the eighth full-length album from veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS, Dark Essence Records have today revealed full details of the album and debuted a track from it.

The track, “The Sword of Retribution” can be heard below and at  https://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/02-the-sword-of-retribution


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“Heathen”, which will mark the band’s 25th Anniversary,  is all that you would expect from AETERNUS, which was founded in Bergen by guitarist and frontman Ares, and is one of the original pioneers of the Dark Metal genre. The seven-track album is packed full of AETERNUS’  trademark sound, which combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal . The complex extreme music is spiced with heavy riffs and melodic interludes, performed to perfection by vastly experienced, and extremely skilled, musicians.

With artwork by Tom Korsvold and photography by Ares, tracklisting for “Heathen” is as follows:

  1. Hedning
  2. The Sword of Retribution
  3. Conjuring of the Gentiles
  4. The Significance of Iblis
  5. How Opaque the Disguise of the Adversary
  6. Boudica
  7. ‘Illa Mayyit

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Aside from Ares, AETERNUS’ lineup is composed of Phobos (GRAVDAL, GORGOROTH live) on drums and KRAKOW’s Eld on bass.  Live guitar duties have been taken up by Gorm (THYRUZ) and the band will accompany TAAKE on their South American tour in September.

Confirmed upcoming appearances for AETERNUS include:

25 Sep: Multiforo Cultural, Mexico City, Mexico
13 Oct: Destruction Fest, Stockholm, Sweden
Tour With Taake
26 Sep: Teatro Lumiere, Bogota, Colombia
27 Sep: Sala Bombay, Medellin, Colombia
29 Sep: Setembro Negro Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil
30 Sep: Museo Rock, Buenos Aires, Argentina

“Heathen” will be available in CD, LP and Digital versions, and is now available to pre-order from:

https://www.darkessencerecords.no/webshop/

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
Bandcamp:  https://aeternusnor.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
Band Contact & Booking Norway : Areslives@hotmail.com
Booking Europe  : http://www.district-19.com/
Booking USA : http://www.perditionbooking. com/site/about/
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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Veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS have completed work on what will be the band’s eighth full-length album.  Titled “Heathen”,  the seven-track album was recorded at Bergen’s Conclave & Earshot studios and  produced by Herbrand Larsen, and  is set for release on Dark Essence Records later this year.

One of the pioneers of the “Dark Metal” genre, AETERNUS was formed in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares.  The band’s sound is one that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal, interspersed with haunting, melodic interludes, all topped off with skilled musicianship. Commenting on what fans can expect from “Heathen”, an album which will also mark AETERNUS’ 25th Anniversary, the band had this to say:

” We feel we’ve produced seven great songs for “Heathen”, all with AETERNUS’ trademark sound, which is a mix of complex extreme music along with heavy riffs and of course some great melodic features.  You could say that we are more than satisfied with the results”.

Aside from Ares, AETERNUS’ lineup is composed of Phobos (GRAVDAL) on drums and KRAKOW’s Eld on bass, and sharp-eyed fans will notice that guitarist Specter is missing.   As the band explains:

“Before having fully completed the composition part of “Heathen”,  Specter felt that he had little more to  offer the band, and that his long search for music was not only taking up too much of his own time, but it was also slowing down AETERNUS’ progress,  and as a result, he decided that it was best for all concerned that he quit the band.  He did however compose several terrific riffs which we  feel are outstanding, and they have been included in the album. We would like to thank Specter for all his work with AETERNUS, and wish him all the best  for the future.

“This of course means that once again AETERNUS has recorded an album where Ares’ considerable skills have been put to good use, and he has composed and played all the guitar leads on “Heathen”.  We’re sure that having read this, fans are wondering what is going to happen as far as live performances go.  No problem there! We have hired Gorm, from the Norse metal band THYRUZ, to play live with us, and he has been busy rehearsing our material. He will be more than ready when AETERNUS hits the stage again”.

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
Bandcamp:  https://aeternusnor.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
Band Contact & Booking Norway : Areslives@hotmail.com
Booking Europe  : http://www.district-19.com/
Booking USA : http://www.perditionbooking. com/site/about/
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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It’s almost five years now since AETERNUS released their last album “…and the seventh his soul detesteth”  on Dark Essence Records, but fans of the veteran Norwegian Dark Metallers will have something to look forward to next year as the band has just announced that they plan to begin recording their new album in early January.  Not only will this be the band’s eighth full-length album, it will also serve to celebrate AETERNUS’ 25th Anniversary.

As with its predecessor, the new album will be recorded at Bergen’s Conclave & Earshot studios, and will be produced by Herbrand Larsen, who previously co-produced AETERNUS’ “Shadow of Old” and “Ascension of Terror” albums.  The album will be released on Dark Essence Records in 2018.

One of the pioneers for the “Dark Metal” genre, AETERNUS was formed in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares.  Aside from Ares, today’s lineup includes Phobos (GRAVDAL) on drums and KRAKOW’s Eld on bass.  The band’s sound is one that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal, interspersed with haunting, melodic interludes, all topped off with skilled musicianship.

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Commenting on what will be their 25th Anniversary release, the band had this to say:  ” We`ve been working on new material for four years now, so it feels very good to know that we are finally ready to get the  best of it recorded and released  the same year that we mark our 25 year anniversary!  So expect only the best!  And before you know it we’ll also be  back on stage performing the songs live as well!”

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY


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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
Bandcamp:  https://aeternusnor.bandcamp.com
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
Band Contact & Booking Norway : Areslives@hotmail.com
Booking Europe  : http://www.district-19.com/
Booking USA : http://www.perditionbooking. com/site/about/
Dark Essence contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence Records Bandcamp:  http://karismarecords.bandcamp.com/
Dark Essence Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence Records Webshop: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/shop/
Dark Essence Webshop North America:  https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

 

Norwegian Black Metallers TAAKE are set to play a short tour in Italy in April, as well as three additional dates in Europe in the run up to the previously announced European tour with DARK ESSENCE RECORDS label mates – the veteran Dark Metallers AETERNUS and SLEGEST, the new project from former VREID guitarist Ese.

Full routing for all the upcoming dates as follows:

ITALIAN MINI TOUR
29 April: Traffic Live Club, Rome
30 April: Cycle Club, Calenzano
01 May: Circolo Colony, Brescia
02 May: Tipogragfia Club, Pescara
03 May: Demode Club, Modugno

EUROPEAN TOUR (with local supports)
05 May:  GalaHala , Ljubljana, Slovenia
06 May:  Viper Room, Vienna, Austria
07 May:  Alte Kaserne , Zurich, Switzerland

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH AETERNUS AND SLAGESTT
08 May: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
09 May:  Le Divan du Monde, Paris, France
10 May:  The Garage, London, UK
11 May:  Soundcontrol, Manchester, UK
12 May:  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland
13 May: 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
14 May: Club From Hell, Erfurt, Germany
15 May: Rock It, Aalen, Germany
16 May: Helvete, Oberhausen, Germany
17 May: Huggins Awakening Fest, Devil’s Corner, Leffinge, Belgium (without AETERNUS)

Having celebrated TAAKE’s 20th Anniversary last year with the release of “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner”, a 20-song, 2 CD collection of rarities, the contribution that frontman and founder Hoest has made to the Black Metal scene, both in terms of recording and performing, is immeasurable.  Time has not stood still for a band that is not afraid to take risks, but which has always remained true to its roots.  Whilst many new Black Metal bands have steadfastly refused to move away from the generic formula that frequently risks sinking the whole genre into a sea of platitudes and unoriginality, TAAKE has shown that Black Metal is still very much alive, fresh, original and thriving.

More information about TAAKE at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noreg’s Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q

 

Tracks from all of TAAKE, AETERNUS and SLEGEST releases on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/taake-aeternus-slegest

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Tour info: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Press contact: martin@propulsionmusic.no
Taake Website: http://taake.svartekunst.no/
Taake on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial
Taake on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/taakeofficial
Taake WebShop: http://svartekunst.bigcartel.com/
Svartekunst Produksjoner: http://svartekunst.no
Taake Management & Booking: Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Dark Essence Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

DARK ESSENCE RECORDS will field three of its bands for a ten-date European tour in May.  Along for what promises to be an epic programme of Extreme music are iconic Black Metallers TAAKE,  veteran Dark Metallers AETERNUS and SLEGEST, the new project from former VREID guitarist Ese.

Routing for the TAAKE, AETERNUS, SLEGEST May 2014 tour as follows:

Thu 08: Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, FR
Fri 09:  Le Divan du Monde, Paris, FR
Sat 10:  The Garage, London, UK
Sun 11:  Soundcontrol, Manchester, UK
Mon 12:  Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, Scotland
Tue 13: 013, Tilburg, NL
Wed 14: Club From Hell, Erfurt, DE
Thu 15: Rock It, Aalen, DE
Fri 16: Helvete, Oberhausen, DE
Sat 17: TBC

Formed in 1993, and having celebrated their 20th Anniversary last year with the release of “Gravkamre, Kroner og Troner”, a 20-song, 2 CD collection of rarities, TAAKE is a band that needs no introduction to any fan of Norwegian Black Metal, and founder Hoest’s  contribution to the genre is immense.  The epitome of what a Black Metal frontman should be, Hoest has remained true to his Black Metal roots, but at the same time he is constantly able to surprise his fans with his ability to breathe life and originality into a genre that is often mired in preconceptions .  More information about TAAKE at https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

Founded in 1993 by guitarist and frontman Ares, AETERNUS  is one of the pioneers of what the band calls “Dark Metal”, a genre that combines features from both Black Metal and Death Metal with superlative guitar playing and occasional haunting, melodic interludes.  AETERNUS re-emerged last year from a seven-year hiatus with, appropriately enough, the release of their seventh full-length album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”,  and a new line up that comprises Ares on guitars and vocals, Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums,  Specter (TORTORUM, ex GRAVDAL) on guitars and Eld (KRAKOW, VITHR, ISABELLA LEROY) on bass.  More information about AETERNUS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Following his departure from VREID, where he played guitar on four of the iconic band’s albums Ese formed SLEGEST in 2010, so whilst the band may be a relative newcomer compared to its tour-mates TAAKE and AETERNUS, its founder has a wealth of skill and experience to draw on.  Inspired by BLACK SABBATH, Ese uses harsh vocals to create a special blend of classic heavy rock and old-school black metal that is both dark and sinister whilst being propelled along by a down and dirty groove that is immediate and catchy and which earned last year’s debut album plaudits from critics and fans alike.   Aside from Ese on Vocals and Rhythm Guitars, SLEGEST’s live line up includes  Sør (BÄÄÄV, VONBRÅTEN) on Lead Guitars, Hövard (BOMBEKLÜCHTER)  on Bass and Fjøsne on Drums.  More information on SLEGEST at http://www.slegest.no/

The official video for the track “Nordbundet” from the TAAKE album “Noreg’s Vaapen” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/OAIIbnrYC7Q

 

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

 

The official video for the track “Ho Som Haustar Aleine” from SLEGEST’s album “Løyndom” can be seen below and at http://youtu.be/ti8XokQakEw

 

Tracks from TAAKE, AETERNUS and SLEGEST releases on DARK ESSENCE RECORDS can be heard below and at http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records/sets/taake-aeternus-slegest

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Propulsion Music http://www.propulsionmusic.no/
Tour info: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no
Press contact: martin@propulsionmusic.no
Dark Essence Records contact: post@karismarecords.no
Dark Essence Records: www.darkessencerecords.no
Dark Essence SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/dark-essence-records
Dark Essence on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/darkessencerecords
Dark Essence Records KlickTrack:  shop.klicktrack.com/karismadarkessencerecords

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With their latest album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” receiving high praise from reviewers, Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS are streaming a second track from what is their seventh full-length album on their SoundCloud page.  The track “Spurcitias” can be heard on the player above and at http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway/aeternus-spurcitias

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth” was released earlier this year on Dark Essence Records, and was produced by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) at the Conclave and Earshot studios in Bergen.  All music for the album is by AETERNUS, whilst the concept and lyrics are by the band’s former bassist  V’gandr (TAAKE, HELHEIM).   Artwork for the ten-track album is by Timo Ketola, known for his work with bands such as for DEATHSPELL OMEGA, ASPHYX, DISSECTION MARDUK, WATAIN and OPETH amongst others. The first pressing includes AETERNUS’ 1995 “Dark Sorcery” EP as a bonus and is available directly from the label at http://karismarecords.bigcartel.com/artist/aeternus.

AETERNUS was one of the original pioneers of what these days is called Dark Metal, and which, in AETERNUS’s case,  combines features from both Black and Death Metal, together with occasional melodic interludes and superlative guitar playing.  The band’s current line up includes guitarist and frontman Ares, who originally founded the band in 1993, Specter (ex-GRAVDAL) on guitars, Eld (KRAKOW) on bass and Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN) on drums.  More information about AETNERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS at the Hub & Huey Festival in May 2012 can be seen below and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO4gc7CLpy0

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Booking: info@theflamingarts.eu
Band Contact and Booking (Norway): areslives@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Photo by Kristine Ristesund

 

Norwegian Dark Metallers AETERNUS announced today that KRAKOW frontman and bassist Frode Kilvik, who had recently played on stage with the band for their appearance at this year’s Inferno Festival, would be joining as full-time bassist.  As is so often the norm with bands, his role with KRAKOW, the band he co-founded in 2005, will remain unchanged.

Frode Kilvik by Kristoffer Øen

AETERNUS itself was formed in 1993 in Bergen, Norway, by guitarist and frontman Ares, and, until the release of the latest album “…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”,  on Dark Essence Records at the beginning of April, the band had remained relatively quiet since the release of the previous album “Hexaeon”.   Aside from Ares, who is the only remaining member from the original lineup, and Kilvik, AETERNUS includes Specter (ex-GRAVDAL) on guitars and Phobos (GRAVDAL, MALSAIN, GALAR) on drums.  Commenting on the new addition, Ares said: “There is no doubt that Specter and Phobos infused the band not only with new blood, but also with a fresh perspective.  Frode’s arrival will expand on that for sure.  It was obvious from his performance at Inferno that he has an incredible stage presence that fits perfectly with the attitude we all project when we play live, and his considerable musical skills are well-able to handle the sometimes complex demands of AETERNUS’ music .  Not to mention the fact that he’s a great guy, which is probably even more important, and we are all very much looking forward to working as a unit”

“…And The Seventh His Soul Detesteth”, which is the band’s seventh album,  was produced at the Conclave and Earshot studios in the band’s home town of Bergen by Bjornar E. Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR) The  first pressing of the album includes  AETERNUS’ 1995 “Dark Sorcery”  EP as a bonus.  All music for the album is by AETERNUS, whilst the concept and lyrics are by HELHEIM’s V’gandr, who is also a former member of AETERNUS.

More information about AETERNUS can be found on the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial

Fan-filmed footage of AETERNUS on stage with new member Frode Kilvik at Inferno Festival 2013 can be seen below or at http://youtu.be/H-us6-RajKY

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/Aeternusofficial
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AeternusNorway
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/aeternusnorway
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/aeternusnor
Dark Essence Records: http://www.darkessencerecords.no/ email post@karismarecords.no
Band Contact and Booking (Scandinavia): areslives@hotmail.com
Booking (Europe) Vadim Komich/Flaming Arts : info@theflamingarts.eu